Nestled in the rolling hills of Creemore, Ontario is the weekend retreat of a Toronto family, happy to exchange the hustle and bustle of the big city for the leisurely pursuits attached to their rural acreage. But it is not only the beauty of the natural surroundings that has endeared them to the property, it is also the comfort of good design and decoration that their home affords them.
The dining room table I designed can accommodate eight to ten people in its 6’ diameter, but when leaves are added and it becomes an elongated oval, parties of twenty can share celebratory meals without any crowding. Around it are the Cab chairs by Mario Bellini for Cassina: steel framed seating wrapped in a cushioned coach hide that are both comfortable and durable. Framed, colourful, antique textiles from the Mid and Far East are set against a rich teal-green background with oriental rugs, an oversized blown glass chandelier and voluminous draperies in gold, teal and red.